The SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use of biological natural resources. This is achieved through research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment. In many ways, SLU is an unusual seat of learning. The university is located throughout Sweden and much of our research and education is unique to SLU. Two thirds of SLU’s budget is spent on research. Much of this is basic research, often conducted at the very highest international level. Many fields also have specific practical applications, both in agriculture and forestry and in people’s daily lives. Several areas of research are unique to SLU. One third of all biological research in Sweden takes place here.
The SLU is contributing a case study and site data to Work Package 1, and participating in WPs 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Bodil Frankow-Lindberg, Grassland scientist, with twenty-five years experience of research and teaching. She has been involved in two completed COST actions dealing with overwintering physiology and biodiversity in forage ecosystems.
Frankow-Lindberg, B.E., Svanäng, K. and Höglind, M. 1997. Effects of an autumn defoliation on overwintering, spring growth and yield of a white clover/grass sward. Grass and Forage Science 52, 360-369.
Frankow-Lindberg, B.E. and Frame, J. 1997. Recent progress in white clover research. Herba. The FAO/CIHEAM inter-regional cooperative research and development network on pastures and fodder crops. No. 10: 28-49.
Frankow-Lindberg, B. E. and Danielsson, D.-A. 1997. Energy output and animal production from grazed grass/clover pastures in Sweden. Biological Agriculture and Horticulture. Vol. 14:279-290.
Frankow-Lindberg, B.E. and von Fircks, H. 1998. Population fluctuations in three contrasting white clover cultivars under cutting, with particular reference to overwintering properties. Journal of Agricultural Science, Cambridge 131, 143-153.
Frankow-Lindberg, B.E. 1999. Effects of adaptation to winter stress on biomass production, growth and morphology of three contrasting white clover cultivars. Physiologia Plantarum 106, 196-202.
Frankow-Lindberg, B.E. 2001. Adaptation to winter stress in nine white clover populations: changes in non-structural carbohydrates during exposure to simulated winter conditions, and 'spring' regrowth potential. Annals of Botany 88, 745-751.
Frankow-Lindberg, B.E., Brophy, C., Collins, R.P. and Connolly, J. 2008. Biodiversity effects on yield and unsown species invasion in a temperate forage ecosystem. Annals of Botany. In press.
Gomez, O. J., Blair, M., Frankow-Lindberg, B. E. and Gullberg, U. 2005. Comparative study of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces conserved ex situ in gene banks and in situ by farmers. Genetical Resources and Crop Evolution. Vol. 52:371-380.
Gomez, O. J. and Frankow-Lindberg, B. E. 2005. Yield formation in Nicaraguan landraces of common bean compared to bred cultivars. Journal of Agricultural Science. Vol. 143:369-375.
Wachendorf, M., Collins, R.P., Elgersma, M., Fothergill, M., Frankow-Lindberg, B.E., Ghesquiere, A., Guckert, A., Guinchard, M.P., Helgadottir, A., Lüscher, A., Nolan, T., Nykänen-Kurki, P., Nösberger, J., Parente, G., Puzio, S., Rhodes, I., Robin, C., Ryan A., Stäheli, B., Stoffel, S., Taube, F. and Conolly, J. 2001. Overwintering and growing season dynamics of Trifolium repens L. in mixture with Lolium perenne L.: A model approach to plant-environment interactions. Annals of Botany 88, 683-702.